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  • Reservation For Minorities Constituent Assembly Debate Revisited

    February 11, 2012 12:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent offer of the UPA coalition to reserve 4.5 per cent seats for minorities within the OBC quota of 27 per cent in Government jobs has once again reminded the people the evil effects of vote bank politics. Without... View Article

  • Bihar Elections 2010 Nitish Knocks Out Casteists

    December 11, 2011 1:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    “Itihas is bat ka gawah hai ki Bihar ne hamesha India ko rasta dikhya” This was one of the catchlines of Nitish Kumar as he went to every nook and corner of the state, seeking people’s verdict on his five-year... View Article

  • Malegaon Politicisation & Communalisation Of Investigation

    December 3, 2011 4:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The politicisation and communalisation of the investigation process since 2006 in terrorism-related cases has led to a paralysis of the investigation machinery in the States and the Government of India. The result: Barring the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai which... View Article

  • Reservations for Muslim Dalits Should Caste-Based Reservations Be Abolished?

    November 26, 2011 11:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    One man’s or one party’s need is another’s opportunity. The principal is followed, and in this unprincipled approach is that “Is behati Ganga me hath dho lo” (Wash hands in the flowing Ganges and make the best of the opportunity).... View Article

  • India-Vietnam Oil/Gas Cooperation Sparks Jingoistic Anger In Chinese Media

    November 19, 2011 4:52 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    On October 12, 2011, the ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL) and the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group PetroVietnam (PV) signed at New Delhi an agreement on cooperation in the field of oil and gas. It was signed in the presence of... View Article

  • The Many Colours Of Team Anna

    November 12, 2011 5:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent physical attack on lawyer Prasant Bhushan by some hooligans calling themselves members of Ram Sena in the Supreme Court was not only deplorable, but from the security point of view, threat to the highest seat of judiciary in... View Article

  • Mamata and Maoists A Failed Marriage?

    October 22, 2011 11:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It was September 20, 2011. The time was few minutes past 6 am. A man of wheatish complexion, averagely-built, draped in white full sleeve shirt and dark trousers; was walking towards a coaching centre at Pukuria village. It was quite... View Article

  • Dumb Complacency

    October 15, 2011 1:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Speaking to state police chiefs and intelligence officials on September 15, 2011, the Union Home Minister confessed frankly that the two recent bomb blasts in Mumbai and Delhi were a “blot” on the government’s record, with three Pakistan-based groups targeting... View Article

  • Mamata and Maoists A Failed Marriage?

    October 13, 2011 10:33 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    It was September 20, 2011. The time was few minutes past 6 am. A man of wheatish complexion, averagely-built, draped in white full sleeve shirt and dark trousers; was walking towards a coaching centre at Pukuria village. It was quite... View Article

  • The Sindhol Power Struggle

    October 8, 2011 11:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Three more hydropower plants on the Mahanadi, which already has the Hirakud dam, will mean that the river will be dammed four times in a 100-km stretch, virtually killing it. To what lengths is the government prepared to go to... View Article

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